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17th August 2020

Join Our Team: Economic Development & Policy Manager

NEPO is seeking an Economic Development & Policy Manager to lead the brokerage, development and management of relationships at a senior level with key local stakeholders.

Salary - £47,672 to £52,454
Full time (37 hours per week)
Fixed-term for 23 months from appointment

The successful postholder will:

Broker, develop and manage relationships at a senior level with key local stakeholders including; NEPO Member Authorities’ Economic Development leads, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Combined Authority (CA), regional business support organisations, voluntary and community sector leads and other relevant organisations to bring high-level influence to ensure collaborative procurement supports and delivers wider economic impact for the region.
Keep abreast of all regional and legislative developments which may impact economic development within the region and advise the Managing Director on all aspects of policy.
Manage the development of strategy and policy across Collaborative Procurement, including internal operating policies/processes specific to procurement to deliver key economic outcomes.
Actively engage with regional stakeholders and regional anchor institutions to encourage wider collaborative working to promote how procurement activities can support the growth of the North East economy and maximise Social Value outcomes.
Manage the development of the NEPO training programme for suppliers; the NEPO Business Club, to ensure that the programme meets the wider strategic aims of NEPO.

The role incorporates two direct reports.

NEPO is a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector. We have produced a guide to the employee benefits on offer at NEPO to give you a flavour of the welcoming and supportive culture we champion.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 6 September 2020 at 23.00
Interviews will be held across Monday 14 September 2020 and Tuesday 15 September 2020 via Microsoft Teams.
Click here for more information and to apply.

COVID-19 update: Please note that NEPO is currently following the Government’s advice on enabling staff to work from home if it is safe and practical to do so. Therefore, this role will be delivered remotely in an agile way, until NEPO makes any changes to these working arrangements.